What The Mafia’s “Ten Commandments” Can Teach Us – Episode #77

Mafia - The Godfather

Over a decade ago a "Ten Commandments" was discovered to exist in one mafia family. Apparently, there is "honor among thieves." In today's podcast, I look at why ethics and character matter, even in criminal organizations, and what such teaches us about the organizations we are a part of...

The Church Is Not A Circus – Episode #71

Ring Master

I believe COVID-19 is being used by God to challenge the models of ministry we commonly use in the church. In today's podcast, I talk about how John MacArthur's defiance of government orders to shut down his large church as something that exposes the broken mindset we have as a church, and how we need to get back to a much more nimble and personal model of ministry, like we read about in the Bible. A model that doesn't resemble a circus...

Turning Our Hunger For Power Upside Down – Episode #46

Lord Of The Rings - Power

"Power" is about the ability to exercise your will over others without restraint. Sometimes this is through brute force, but other times, it comes by climbing certain social hierarchies, whether it be in academics, business, politics, or religion. I believe Jesus has called us to flip our power dynamics upside down...

When Pastors Get Cancelled – Episode #36

When Pastors Get Cancelled

"Cancel culture" isn't just a pop culture phenomenon in America, but is something that has existed in the church for a long time. In today's podcast, I look at cancel culture in the context of pastoral ministry, and how we must look to make whole again, those who have been removed from ministry.

Every Church Has Two Churches – Episode #23

No matter how big or how small, every church has two churches within her. There is an odd disconnect between the platform and the pew, and it's been this way for centuries, inspite of all our different church models. Today's podcast is all about asking some tough questions and starting a conversation. How can we bridge this gap? How can we become one church?